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    The mean world syndrome (and pirates !)

    Postby lotek » 21 Jun 2012 11:49

    Mean World Syndrome is a phenomenon where the violence-related content of mass media convinces viewers that the world is more dangerous than it actually is, and prompts a desire for more protection than is warranted by any actual threat. Mean World Syndrome is one of the main conclusions of cultivation theory. The term “Mean World Syndrome” was coined by George Gerbner, a pioneer researcher on the effects of television on society, when he noted that people who watched a lot of TV tended to think of the world as an unforgiving and scary place.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Gerbner

    http://documentaryheaven.com/the-mean-world-syndrome/
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    Re: The mean world syndrome

    Postby lotek » 21 Jun 2012 12:11

    perception dominates reality


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    Re: The mean world syndrome

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    Re: The mean world syndrome

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    Re: The mean world syndrome

    Postby lotek » 21 Jun 2012 12:57

    ha ha I knew someone would point that out :)

    But the documentary is not against or for the right to bear arms, it's really about our perception of reality and the effect of the portrayal of that reality specifically by television.
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    Re: The mean world syndrome

    Postby Freakzilla » 21 Jun 2012 13:07

    When you can't show a nipple but you can show someone getting killed, there is something very basically wrong.
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    Re: The mean world syndrome

    Postby Nekhrun » 21 Jun 2012 13:30

    I would also point out that there may be more pirates now then at other points in history, maybe just not the eye-patch and parrot type.
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    Re: The mean world syndrome

    Postby Freakzilla » 21 Jun 2012 13:31

    Nekhrun wrote:I would also point out that there may be more pirates now then at other points in history, maybe just not the eye-patch and parrot type.


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    Re: The mean world syndrome

    Postby Lawliet » 21 Jun 2012 17:41

    Nekhrun wrote:I would also point out that there may be more pirates now then at other points in history, maybe just not the eye-patch and parrot type.


    Indeed.


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    Re: The mean world syndrome

    Postby Freakzilla » 22 Jun 2012 07:41

    If you don't wear the costume it doesn't count. :snooty:
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    Re: The mean world syndrome

    Postby lotek » 22 Jun 2012 07:54

    which one are you ?

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    Re: The mean world syndrome (and pirates !)

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    Re: The mean world syndrome (and pirates !)

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    Re: The mean world syndrome (and pirates !)

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    Re: The mean world syndrome (and pirates !)

    Postby Robspierre » 22 Jun 2012 17:33

    Arrrrrrrr!

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    Re: The mean world syndrome

    Postby Mr. Teg » 24 Jun 2012 18:01

    Freakzilla wrote:When you can't show a nipple but you can show someone getting killed, there is something very basically wrong.


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    Re: The mean world syndrome (and pirates !)

    Postby lotek » 25 Jun 2012 04:28

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    Re: The mean world syndrome (and pirates !)

    Postby lotek » 25 Jun 2012 04:29

    The mean boob syndrome.
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